Safe Keeping for Kids
St. Anthony's offers classes for children designed to help them
become more independent or take care of others.
Whether by choice or necessity, a significant number of children are home alone for one to several hours daily. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 1.6 million children ages 5 to 14 are “latchkey” children — kids who carry house keys and come home to an empty house daily. Parents should consider these questions in determining whether a son or daughter is ready to be independent and safe:
A simple way to ease your child into home alone situations is to leave for short periods of time to see how your child reacts to being alone. Be accessible during and after these trial periods to answer questions. As both you and your child become more confident, longer periods will become easier.
Classes Help Prepare Children
St. Anthony's offers classes for children designed to help them become more independent or take care of others.
Call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) to register or register online.
Watch a video from the Super Sitters Boot Camp July 2011 session!
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
Working as trusted partners, the physicians and employees of St. Anthony's Health System will deliver care distinguished by its demonstrated quality and personalized service. We will be visibly engaged in improving the health and well being of the communities we serve in South County and beyond. We will stand together, proud to set the standard for independent community health systems.